brierroot
briarroot riarroot n. the hard woody root of the briar {Erica arborea}. [Also spelled {brierroot}.] [WordNet 1.5]

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  • brierroot — [brī′ər ro͞ot΄] n. BRIER2 (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • brierroot — /bruy euhr rooht , root /, n. 1. the root wood of the brier. 2. certain other woods from which tobacco pipes are made. 3. a pipe made of brierroot. Also, briarroot. [1865 70; BRIER2 + ROOT1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brierroot — n. woody root of the brier; woods for making tobacco pipes; pipe made of brierroot …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brierroot — bri•er•root or briarroot [[t]ˈbraɪ ərˌrut, ˌrʊt[/t]] n. 1) the root wood of the brier 2) certain other woods from which tobacco pipes are made 3) a pipe made of brierroot • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • brierroot — medelinė erika statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erikinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Erica arborea), paplitęs Europoje, pietvakarių Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Erica arborea angl. brierroot; tree heath… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • brierroot — noun or briarroot ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: brier (II), briar + root : the root of various plants (as Erica arborea of southern Europe or members of the genera Rhododendron and …   Useful english dictionary

  • bri|ar|root — «BRY uhr ROOT», noun. = brierroot. (Cf. ↑brierroot) …   Useful english dictionary

  • briarroot — riarroot n. the hard woody root of the briar {Erica arborea}. [Also spelled {brierroot}.] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brier — Bri er, n. 1. the white heath {Erica arborea}. RHUD. [PJC] 2. a smoking pipe made of the root of the brier[1]. Note: Brierroot seems to have been used formerly as a term meaning root of the {Smilax laurifolia} and is now defined as root of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erica arborea — briarroot riarroot n. the hard woody root of the briar {Erica arborea}. [Also spelled {brierroot}.] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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